Seedy Maple Granola
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅔ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a few pinches of cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, etc.
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup seeds (pepitas, sunflower seeds, etc.)
  • 1 cup raw nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • (optional) 2 tbsp each of flax seed meal, hemp seeds, etc.
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a very large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, light brown sugar, spices and vanilla until well combined.
  3. On top of that mixture, throw in the oats, crispy rice cereal, seeds, nuts, flax seed meal and hemp seeds. Stir it all together with a spatula until it is very well combined and the dry ingredients are well coated.
  4. Spread the mixture out onto your baking sheet. Sprinkle the top lightly with sea salt.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes, stirring every 7 minutes or so, until the mixture feels dry and is lightly browned.
  6. Let it cool completely before storing at room temperature in an airtight container.
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at